Bottom line...clean, clear, crisp and everyone could hear!
We play 3 - 5 gigs a month. These are one hour gigs, mini concerts in anything from small to larger rooms.
Our crowds generally vary from 20 seniors, 60's and up, in a small room to 40-50 in larger rooms.
Everyone in the crowd, including my wife and I, has some level of difficulty hearing.
The first two gigs, we put the Compact on a table(no extensions) and ran two mikes(Sennheiser e835, EV 757), acoustic guitar(Taylor GS mini) and keyboard(Yamaha e423) through the T1 with presets.
Sound volume, in both gigs, couldn't have worked better. Folks sat anywhere from right in front of us to 30-40 feet away.
The reports we got back were that everyone could hear us well! That's no small feat considering everyone has some hearing issues!
The deal to me is the combo....Comact and
The T1 is a dream mini-mixer for me. Compact, easy to use, great controls/well laid out, and I love the scene saving.
I set the scenes before we went to the gig. Then I tweeked the settings once there and saved again....love it!
The Compact/T1 combo has given both my wife and I a boost in confidence and sure makes the whole gigging experience so much more fun.
Thanks all for your help on this forum. I'll report more later as we have another 3 gigs in the next 30 days.
Hey guitpic. Glad to see this worked out for you. I have just got a Compact. I have been using an L1 Model II with with a single B1 with my duo partner. We use 2 wireless mics, a Line 6 wireless guitar for acoustic and his Tecnhics keys into the T1. We have a smaller gig today and I am thinking about using only the compact with the T1. I am confident that the Compact will deliver but I am curious about the scenes that you used and how you had to tweak at the venue. I have used the compact in combination with the Model 2 and run my acoustic thru the Compact. I find the Compact seems to have more bass. I usually have an Aurelex Pad under the B1 and probably would put that under the Compact if on the floor. Did putting it on a table make a difference?
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If you think that was great wait until you try the extensions! We do one hour shows the same as you with the same equipment almost. Put the compact channel2 volume at 12 noon and the tonematch around 10am. i think you will see anoher side of the compact system. Good Luck!
Welcome to the Compact Club!
"music is neither new or old ..it just "is".
Keep in mind that that Auralex pad is taking away some of the bass resonance when you putting the B1 onto it - they are designed to isolate room "bounce" (for lack of a better term).
Just a thought.
Thanks for the comments.
Re: scenes. Using the T1, I tuned in the keyboard, mikes and guitar at home through the Compact...much in the same way as if I were doing a recording. Then I saved these settings for the gig.
Once at the gig, I had to make minor adjustments in volume and EQ and resaved these settings.
This didn't surprise me because I had made the original settings at home.
The thing that was cool to me was how little tweeking I had to do at the gig with the set up.
Regarding putting the Compact on the table...
I don't know if it made a difference as we have only done two smaller engagements with the system.
At the next gig, I'm thinking I'll have to use the extensions as there is no table to put the Compact on.
I had the Compact at 7 which was actually more volume than we needed with about 50 people. The T1 was also set at about 7.
I think the Compact has plenty of power and as I figure out how to better adjust for volume, I'm thinking I won't even have to set the Compact at 7.
One other thing I noticed. The Compact/T1 handled the full range of the keyboard/voices/acoustic guitar in just an excellent way. A real joy to use.
I find that sometimes if I have my Compact right up against a wall, the bass seems somewhat exagerrated. If I move it out from the wall a couple of feet then this settles down.
Here's a note about The L1® Compact in Table Top Mode (specifically about the question of bass cancellation when using the Compact up off the floor).
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